Nintendo Direct 10/25/2012 Notes
- October 25th, 2012
- By MogKnight
The entirety of the stream, along with various trailers, can be seen on Nintendo’s Official YouTube channel.
Paper Mario: Sticker Star
Seems like a lot of decisions when it comes to using your stickers. Risk and reward game play? I’m down for that. Stickers are very important it seems, especially since they’re consumable. Mixing this with the Paper Mario game play that fans will be more familiar with than myself (because I haven’t played a single one), heck, maybe I’ll give this a go. Using different strategies, and being an overpowered bad ass without having to grind EXP?
Oh yeah, no EXP. But I’m sure there’s some element of grinding with the stickers.
Professor Layton: The Miracle Mask
Arriving 10/28, Layton’s new challenge takes him back to the past where he’s in High School. Expect the same puzzle solving game play. Nothing wrong with that, they were all good before anyways. There will also be 365 additional puzzles as free DLC, one day a year!
In addition, buying either of these two games on eShop, Crossword Plus, or Art Academy will net you a special version of the original Donkey Kong that adds a level that was missing from the original NES release for free.
Style Savvy Trendsetters
You like fashion, right? You like clothes, right? Reggie calls it a guilty pleasure, I call it trying to look sharp in the wrong area, whatever the case is, Style Savvy Trendsetters will let you do just that: Work on your fancy swag. Two demos are currently up on the 3DS eShop. If this is your thing, go for it!
New Super Mario Bros 2 New DLC
A couple of new packs were introduced for those that want to get their coin rush on. If you are already familiar with the DLC, it should already be up right now in-game for purchase. For those that are not, just load up the game and it should be there for you to buy.
More Digital Distribution Titles!
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7 have all been added into the Nintendo eShop. If you don’t feel like going out to a store or ordering online and waiting, you can go to the eShop and purchase digital copies of these games straight to your SD card.
Those that are fans of Pushmo will be happy to hear about Crashmo. This time gravity plays a role in puzzles and now you will be able to rotate the map. Be careful, if you pull something out the wrong way, everything can fall and collapse.. Much like Pushmo, puzzles can be created and shared among others using QR codes. This game will be on the eShop on November 22nd.
Fluidity: Spin Cycle
Fluidity uses the Nintendo 3DS’s gyros to allow you to use gravity to complete puzzles with water. Expect this one to hit eShop on December 27th.
Level 5′s Guild 01 games were originally in one nice package in Japan, now you can start buying the first in the series via eShop. LIBERATION MAIDEN is the first out of the gate, a SUDA 51 title. Aero Porter and Crimson Shroud will make up the rest of the Guild 01 trilogy as the months go on.
Those that enjoy Nicalis’ work with Cave Story will also find NightSky and Ikachan appealing. Ikachan was a game developed by Cave Story’s original developer and will now be appearing on the Nintendo 3DS via the eShop. NightSky is the work of Nicklas Nygren, an indie developer now working with Nicalis to bring this game out.
Fire Emblem Awakening Coming to North America
I don’t think much needs to be said about this. The long-awaited strategy game from Nintendo will finally make it to North American shores in a few months sometime in early 2013.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
You’re the major of your own town! Top hat and everything! Build your own town, management will be key for your town’s success. You can now also add pants, socks, and of course be able to do all the wonderful old things you could in old Animal Crossing games.
A new island too has been added, and you can swim! Expect this to come out in early 2013.
A lot of great news about the 3DS this time around. My biggest hit? Animal Crossing… just because of the top hat.